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1862, July 2 - 12 Stat. 503, Act Donating Public Land For Colleges Jun 2016

1862, July 2 - 12 Stat. 503, Act Donating Public Land For Colleges

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An act donating Public Lands to provide colleges for the benefit of agriculture and mechanic arts, an amount to be apportioned to each State a quantity equal to thirty-thousand acres for each senator and representative in under the census of 1860. No mineral lands were to be selected or purchase under this act. Moneys from sales of land to be invested, to constitute a perpetual fund, interest to be applied to support one college for agriculture and the mechanic arts. Set forth the conditions under which the grant of land and land scrip could be made.


1851, March 3 - 09 Stat. 631, Act To Settle Private Land Claims In California Jun 2016

1851, March 3 - 09 Stat. 631, Act To Settle Private Land Claims In California

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This Act enacted to ascertain and settle private land claims for land in the newly formed State of California, which land had been acquired by means of Spanish-Mexican land grants. The Act established a land commission consisting of three commissioners and an agent appointed by the President of the United States. The act set for procedures for claimants to present their claims. Patents were to be issued for lands when claims were confirmed. All claims confirmed were to be accurately surveyed. All lands for which claims were not established were to be taken as public lands. The commissioners were to ...